Gun that is able to kill when shot at unarmoured persons. Seems to require some sort of strong-smelling oil to operate. Needs to be charged up (makes a menacing noise, similar to clicking off the safety of a gunpowder weapon), and mentions of it using magnetically propelled projectiles in Golden Son seem to indicate that Scorchers are weak, man-portable rail-guns of some type. For all intents and purposes, Scorchers are as powerful as a present-day gun, they just don't need to use gunpowder and deal with all of the smoke and difficulty of manufacturing gunpowder.